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  • Interfaith Leadership: Building a Healthy Democracy

    February 24, 2015

    This year's Manekin-Clark Lecture will be presented by Eboo Patel. His lecture, Interfaith Leadership: Building a Healthy Democracy, will address the ability to voice values, engage diversity, and act on behalf of the common good.

    In an increasingly pluralistic society, how do we build robust and creative interfaith spaces that serve both the religious and non-religious? What knowledge base and skills do we need to ensure that religious... read more

  • Join Beth El Congregation for their H. Allan Lipsitz Scholar in Residence Weekend

    February 18, 2015

    Joshua Kulp, Ph.D., Jewish educator and author, will be the guest scholar at Beth El Congregation on March 20-22, 2015.  The weekend of learning is dedicated to the memory of H. Allan Lipsitz, Beth El's first program director for adult education from 1998-2007.

    Dr. Kulp is co-founder of the Conservative Yeshiva in Jerusalemwhere he has taught for 20 years. He is the author of the recently published book Reconstructing the Talmud, and of The Schechter Haggadah: Art, History and Commentary. Dr. Kulp's English commentary on the... read more

  • Religion Teachers Network Professional Development Day

    February 3, 2015

    We invite high school religion, religious studies, and world culture and history teachers to join us for Encountering Sacred Texts in the Classroom, the next event sponsored by the Religion Teachers Network at the Institute for Christian & Jewish Studies.

    This day will include learning sessions with the ICJS scholars as we think comparatively about Judaism, Christianity, and Islam and consider how to apply new materials and methods to our own classroom teaching. The day will afford time for networking and sharing of experiences in... read more

  • ICJS Scholars Presenting Panel at 2015 AAR Event

    January 30, 2015

    ICJS Scholars Dr. Rubens, Dr. Sax, and Dr. Ziad will present a panel at this years Mid-Atlantic American Academy of Religion conference. The 2015 AAR conference theme is Building Bridges: Exploring Avenues of Connection in an Age of Religious Pluralism.

    ICJS Panel: "Bridges and Tunnels: Theology, Alterity and Inter-Religious Dialogue in Adult Education"

    Panel Abstract: Our Institute is a non-profit organization that builds learning communities where religious difference becomes a powerful force for the common good. We... read more